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How to sew a faced slit opening


At a glance

Video Duration: 12 minutes

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are looking to learn new techniques
  • You are looking for a buttonhole alternative
  • You have never faced something before
  • You are looking for a clean, professional finish for a small opening

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to cut an opening without tearing the rest of your garment
  • How to use interfacing and fabric to create a facing
  • How to finish the edges of a facing for minimal bulk
  • How to secure a facing in place with your sewing machine


In this video, Denise Wild shows you how to create a faced slit opening, a technique that can be applied in any number of garments and projects. A faced slit opening gives a clean finish to a small, intentional hole in a garment. You can add a faced slit opening as a buttonhole alternative, either on pants, jackets, or tops.

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About the Expert:

Sewing expert, magazine editor, and author Denise Wild is the Founder of LoveSewing and The Sewing Studio and the Content Director of BurdaStyle. Denise started teaching sewing classes in her Toronto apartment in 2004, and those classes evolved into The Sewing Studio New York, now one of North America’s leading sewing schools. Denise is the Editorial Director of BurdaStyle US magazine, and has worked as a magazine editor since 2000 for top national publications including FLARE, House & Home, Faze, and ANOKHI. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and has written for numerous publications and networks including Hello!, Elle, HGTV, W Network, Glow, Elevate, Chatelaine, and Slice.